Coronavirus: 100 days that changed the world (part 1)

On the last day of 2019, China announced it had detected a “pneumonia of unknown cause” in the city of Wuhan. It was the first time the world got notice of what was about to hit. One hundred days later, the Covid-19 virus has spread to almost every country and has resulted in billions of people now living under lockdown.

The Guardian’s world affairs correspondent, Michael Safi, and its diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, join Anushka Asthana to discuss how events unfolded.

Now, as China prepares to ease its own lockdown and start returning to normal life, our Beijing bureau chief, Lily Kuo, returns to the re-opened city of Wuhan.

An airport worker wears a face mask with a sticker of the Chinese flag at Tianhe airport in Wuhan

Photograph: Héctor Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

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